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IRCTC special train to Shirdi Dham on May 16

KANPUR: The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to launch a tour special train to Shirdi Dham in Maharashtra in May.
The special train will begin its journey from Lucknow and arrive at Kanpur Central railway station before further proceeding to Shirdi Dham. This will give city people an opportunity to board the special train from Kanpur Central railway station itself.
The six-day tour to Shirdi Dham will leave Lucknow on May 16.

The officials of IRCTC have designed the tour package this time with a host of amenities to offer.
"Any passenger willing to pay Rs 3,078 can get a berth booked for himself in the special train to Shirdi Dham. The special train will be well guarded and the passengers will be served meals, including bed tea. The cost of meals and local sightseeing is included in the cost of the ticket," said Manoj Sinha, chief regional manager, IRCTC while talking to TOI.

He said that the passengers can get the tickets booked by visiting IRCTC office situated at platform number one of Kanpur Central Railway Station or by logging on to www.railtourismindia.com.
"We received overwhelming response in the last trips we are hopeful that a good number of passengers will turn up this summer season also," he said.

The IRCTC official informed that the Bharat Darshan train left Lucknow on Saturday with 233 passengers. He said that the passengers during the 15-day tour will get a chance to visit places like Bodhgaya, Jagannath Puri, Tirupati Balaji etc. The passengers will get meals.

"This tour will offer passengers local sightseeing, meals, accommdodation and horde of other facilities during the trip. "As many as 28 passengers from Kanpur have joined the tour and we have received a good response from other places of the state as well," Sinha added.

Source - Times of India

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